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Ladies are gearing up for a thrilling four days of poker action, with the inaugural Queens of Tallinn festival making its debut at the luxurious surroundings of Olympic Park Casino and the adjoining Hilton Tallinn Park from November 30 until December 3.
Players will come from far and near to be part of history, with the Queens of Tallinn eventually becoming the first ladies-only festival in Europe.
The schedule, organized by internationally renowned tournament director Teresa Nousiainen, boasts 11 events, with 10 of them dedicated only to female poker players.
The festival kicks off with an electric vibe with the Queens of Tallinn Meet and Greet beginning at 6 p.m. on November 30. This not only gives a chance for old friends to meet up before the start of the action but also allows newer players to be welcomed into the supportive women’s poker community instantly.
“It will be so much fun running this very special Ladies Poker Festival!” Nousiainen shared. “The Queens of Tallinn €350 Main Event with three starting flights AND the €250 NLH Mystery Bounty Event – these will be great events! It’s our honor and pleasure to welcome all lady poker players to this very unique poker festival – Welcome to the first-ever Queens of Tallinn!”
The event has already caught the attention of the women’s poker community, and we expect the buzz to grow as the action gets closer.
“I am happy to see a celebration of women and a festival focusing on women outside of Las Vegas,” said women’s poker advocate and Globetrotting Poker Women Facebook group founder Maureen Bloechlinger.
“I can’t wait to re-visit beautiful Tallinn for this first-ever Ladies Only Festival in Europe. It’s a great concept and one I’m excited to support. Look forward to seeing female players from across Europe at this special event,” said Daiva Byrne, a professional poker player, Outreach and Community Advocate for GGPoker, and also the owner of the Fantastic Ladies in Poker (FLIP) Global Female Community.
Queens of Tallinn 2023 €350 Main Event
The Queens of Tallinn 2023 €350 Main Event is easily the highlight of the festival with what promises to be the biggest ladies-only event in Northern Europe.
The event boasts plenty of play, with three opening flights from December 1-2. Players will have plenty of opportunity to build a massive stack with 30,000 in starting chips and blinds increasing slowly every 40 minutes in the first two starting flights, while the third one offers a faster pace with 20-minute levels. In addition, players can not only re-enter an unlimited amount of times during the eight blind levels of each of the opening flights but also during the first two blind levels of Day 2.
Those surviving the penultimate day will have a chance to win the coveted trophy, and the lion’s share of the prize pool under the lights and cameras with a televised feature table streamed exclusively at OlyBet.tv.
The Queens of Tallinn has been part of festivals in the past, including at our successful WSOP Circuit Tallinn in September. Estonia’s Ave Lepik made history during the WSOP Circuit Tallinn €150 Queens of Tallinn after agreeing to a heads-up deal with fellow Estonian Helen Pavlov to win the title.
2023 Queens of Tallinn €250 Mystery Bounty
The 2023 Queens of Tallinn €250 Mystery Bounty will also generate a buzz as it will be the first of its kind for a tournament dedicated to women on December 2-3. Poker skills will be put to the test with players battling on six-max tables with a starting stack of 25,000 in chips on the opening day, with blind levels increasing every 25 minutes.
The excitement builds up from there, with mystery bounty envelopes opened as players hit the rail on Day 2.
Something for the Men Too!
While this extended weekend is all about the ladies, many men are also expected in attendance. Mystery Cash Games are open to all and are expected to be on fire throughout the festival as the Olympic Park Casino Bad Beat Jackpot is currently over €75,000.
Mystery cash games will be offered across a variety of poker variants and stakes with one big difference compared to normal cash games, as mystery envelopes will be drawn a few times during the day, awarding some healthy cash prizes.
Men interested in tournaments can join the ladies in the Queens of Tallinn 2023 Event #9: €60 Ladies and Gentlemen on December 2.
Queens of Tallinn Team Competition
The excitement doesn’t end here, as the Queens of Tallinn will also boast a team competition. Teams of three will be formed, and there is no stress if coming alone as there will be others in the same boat. The Olympic Park Casino staff will assist players as needed to form teams, providing a great path to making new poker friends for life.
The competition creates amazing rails and is free to enter, with the prize pool funded from 2% of the qualifying tournaments. All tournaments outside the Ladies and Gentlemen Event and satellites that attract at least 12 unique entries will count towards the leaderboard, with the winning team to be announced on the casino floor on December 3.
Be part of history at Olympic Park Casino! Be sure to head to the Queens of Tallinn landing page for the full schedule and special hotel deals, and best of luck to all the ladies.